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Generally, airlines are required to have content in their ops manual clearly stating who is entitled to flight deck access from the point the engines are started until shutdown. In some countries, such as the UK, airlines are required to limit access only to essential personnel, and foreign airlines must follow the rule while in UK airspace. I would find it ...


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There are no physical restraints to entering the runway when the road is open. You can see from this video of the crossing that Gibraltar police and the base for the Royal Air Force are present. The runway is owned by the Ministry of Defence. Anyone attempting to drive on the runway will probably be intercepted in seconds, although I am not aware of any ...


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Keep the sun out if facing south or west, help keep the temperature down.


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Partial answer: The rule about offloading passenger bags is known as Positive Passenger/Bag Matching. It was introduced after the Pan Am 103 bombing in 1988 where a bomb was placed in a suitcase that was checked through to New York without belonging to any passenger on the plane. By the practices of the time, all bags tagged with the right flight number ...


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It makes it easier to pull a basket from the line. Its likely that those numbers show up on the X-Ray screen so that if the person watching sees something that needs inspection they can say pull basket number 18 instead of, i think thats the one to pull, it was 4 baskets after the one with the shoes and the laptop. There are also ones are ...


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It is in part due to the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot, a plan to use explosives disguised as soft drinks to bring down a series of airplanes. As for how they chose the 3 oz. 1 Liter bag rule: In an interview, Mr. Hawley explained that security officials in the United States, Britain and elsewhere quickly determined that the liquids explosion plot ...


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You did not specify a country for your domestic flight, but in general: Assuming you do not intend to power it on and use it during the flight, it should not be a problem. Esoteric and unusual electronics may get a bit more screening by security services, but should not be explicitly banned. I recommend allowing extra time for security screening, and it ...


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Often time there will be a fence installed as is the case at Maho Beach where people line up at the fence to get up and close to takeoff. The fence appears to have what looks like barbed wire on top. If there is not enough clearance markers in the water may denote an area for boats to stay out of. Such is the case in St Barts. Aside from creating something ...


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There are a number of questions in here, but there is one common misconception. Unaccompanied baggage: Positive passenger bag matching (PPBM, offloading of unaccompanied baggage) is not required by US, EU, or ICAO standard. ICAO Annex 17 4.5.3 Each Contracting State shall ensure that commercial air transport operators do not transport the baggage of ...


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Most escorts are actually unarmed. Fighters don't sit around in their home country with armaments on board. That could lead to incidents like this. Escorts are there primarily to provide eyes on the primary, attempt non-radio communication, and provide instant, reliable reports up the chain of command of anything that happens, such as course changes. ...


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9/11 changed the entire paradigm related to hijackings. Before that any hijacking was assumed to be so and so wanting to force the plane to go somewhere, where they would get off, or collect a ransom or whatever. It introduced the idea of airliners being turned into cruise missiles by suicidal hijackers to take out institutional structures. The 9/11 ...


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It would be impossible to list all the possible emergencies that would make a pilot choose to land rather than continue a flight; it may be easier to list the ones that wouldn't cause them to want to land immediately. Pilots are a pretty paranoid bunch on average because the ones that aren't tend to die. Regarding the specific word "return" in your answer, ...


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After the 9/11 hijackings/attacks, the US passed laws mandating that airport security screening be performed by Federal employees (i.e. the Transportation Security Administration, TSA). Wiki link The Airport is required to provide the facilities to allow the screening process and be designed so that you can't slip past it. The Federal government pays the ...


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In the United States of America passenger and baggage screening is handled by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). It is a government run agency and deals with the pat downs, X-Ray machines and frisks. This will get you through "security" and to the terminal area and ultimately on to the plane. If you are coming in from another country you ...


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There are a few reasons that they would mark baskets. Identifying Baskets Firstly, as a previous answer stated, numbering baskets ensures that the security staff can correctly identify baskets. If they need to pull a basket off, they can tell their colleagues the number, and their colleague can pull it. The alternative would be to remove it themselves. As ...


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While secured cockpit doors are not required on chartered or corporate aircraft, they do have a few security measures which are the same as those found on airliners to deter criminal activity or hijacking by passengers aboard the aircraft: Security screenings: Large aviation charter companies will subject travelers to TSA screening’s, involving metal ...


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